Jan 31, 2016

Kenya to host Tokyo-led Africa development summit in August

Kenyan President Uhuru Ken-yatta said Sunday the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which Japan cosponsors with the United Nations and the African Union, will be held in Nairobi on Aug. 27 and 28. Kenyatta made the announcement at a joint news conference ...

Zika sexual transmission possible, two cases indicate

Jan 29, 2016

Zika sexual transmission possible, two cases indicate

As global health experts scramble to understand how the Zika virus spreads and may lead to birth defects, two cases suggest it may be transmitted through sex, not just mosquitoes. In a conference call with reporters Thursday, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

French ambassador says 27 killed in Burkina hotel attack

Jan 16, 2016

French ambassador says 27 killed in Burkina hotel attack

France’s ambassador to Burkina Faso said Saturday 27 people had been killed in a hotel attack by militant Islamists in the capital Ouagadougou, slightly higher than a death toll of 23 given earlier by the West African nation’s president. Ambassador Gilles Thibault also tweeted ...